Shift Lock is a Street League that appears in Need for Speed: Payback following their reveal via the official Need for Speed website on October 24, 2017.[1]

They are a tier 1 drift street league that can be found in Downtown Silver Rock. Having formed from an online community of conspiracy theorists and Internet trolls, they started racing as a throwback to the days of bootleggers.

Many of the league's members are politically active, and they carry out drift events as a form of political protest, using them as agitprop or performance art for their message.


Shift Lock is led by the Underground Soldier, a young hacker that has gone to great lengths to keep his identity a secret.

Crew Members


  1. Website: (2017) Shift Lock. Available at:
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